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INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Essential Guide to Prince Alfred Park Pool. 

Hot day in Sydney city?

The kids feeling tired and grumpy?

Need a cool change?

Head to this Sydney swimming pool for a refreshing dip, or a splash under the toddler splash pad.

Find all the details of how to get there, opening times etc below.

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Guide to the Prince Alfred Park Pool Sydney 

Head straight down to enjoy their fancy splash pad for toddlers and young kids.

There’s a big 50 metre public pool.

Older kids who can swim will be first in.

Then there’s plenty of room under the shade of those eye-catching yellow umbrellas when you need a snack or drink break on your family adventure.

Right in the heart of Sydney next to Central train station, this is THE place to cool down when you are desperate to get out of the house.

Hot tip: Avoid the busiest times

  • 6:00am – 7:30am and 5:30pm -8:00pm (daylight savings time) or
  • 5:30pm – 7:00pm daylight savings time) Monday to Friday.

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Prince Alfred Park Pool Umbrellas for shade

What you’ll find at Prince Alfred Park Public Pool

The 50 metre lap pool:

    • is temperature controlled, so it will never be too cold! 
  • opens 4 lanes for public swimming at all times
  • has a fully accessible ramp into the water
  • has grandstand bleachers covered by those fab umbrellas, grassed areas for picnics, and sky-lit change rooms (no more dark and dingy changerooms to deal with!)
  • has a range of aquatic fitness classes including aqua zumba, deep water running, and swim fit.

Check out the timetable here 

They also offer birthday party packages and “Learn to Swim” classes too

Prince Alfred Swimming Pool is Sydney’s first heated outdoor pool, so you can stop by all year round.


Toddler Splash Pad

This is the BEST splash pad for toddlers in Sydney!

It’ undercover, so there’s little chance of sunburn too.

Toddlers and preschoolers LOVE it. 

What’s for sale at the pool shop?

Forgotten your rashie, or need more sunscreen? 

Just in case you forget the kids’ goggles (like we do on a regular basis), there’s a handy swim shop on site, stocking:

  • a wide range of quality googles
  • caps
  • bathers
  • plus, a huge range of other swimming equipment from two of the industry’s most respected brands, Speedos & Zoggs

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Events at Prince Alfred Park Community Pool 

Check out the website for upcoming events and school holiday programs.

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Where to eat at Prince Alfred Park Swimming Pool Sydney

Visit The Whisk & Paddle Cafe.

They offer a menu of :

  • light fresh meals
  • freshly made juices
  • a daily sweet selection, and
  • delicious Black Market Roasters coffee.

Open for breakfast and lunch daily.

Check the menu here.

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Prince Alfred Park Playground

Make a day of it, pack a picnic, and visit the Prince Alfred Park playground after your swim.

Have a go on the giant slide, or visit the cute hot air balloon playground next to the aquatic centre entrance! 

BYO tennis rackets, basketballs, scooters, bikes and more.

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Prince Alfred Pool Sydney 

Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in AUD dollars, unless otherwise stated

Address: 105 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010
Phone: 02 9319 2727

Prince Alfred Park Pool Opening Hours

The Prince Alfred Park pool hours in 2020 are as follows:

  • Monday to Sunday – 6am to 7pm (Non-Daylight Savings time)
  • Monday to Sunday – 6am to 8pm (Daylight Savings time)
  • Public holidays: 7am – 7pm
  • Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Prince Alfred Park Pool timetable subject to change. 

Prince Alfred Park Pool Entry Fee 2020

Cost: The Prince Alfred Pool entry fees in 2020 are:

  • Adult – $6.70
  • Concession – $5.10
  • Child – $5.10
  • Child under 3 – free
  • Spectator – $3.70
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) – $19.10

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How to get to Prince Alfred Park Pool 

By Bus:

  • There are several buses that stop next to or are in close distance from Prince Alfred Park Sydney Pool.
  • These include the M20, M50 and 353 routes that travel along Chalmers Street towards the CBD which stop within 50 metres of the entrance to the centre.
  • There are several buses that stop within 5 minutes from the centre on Elizabeth Street and within 10 minutes from Railway Square travelling both towards and away from the CBD.

By train: The closest train stations is Central Station which is 350 metres away.

To plan your trip, visit Transport NSW or call 131 500.

By Car: Click here for google map directions from your location

Prince Alfred Park Pool parking

  • There is no on-site dedicated parking here. 
  • There are paid parking areas along Chalmers Street when bus lanes are not in operation, please check signs for timings.
  • There is also a mix of 1 hour street parking and paid 2 hour stare parking within 5 minutes’ walk of the centre on surrounding streets.
  • This can be quite limited and time may be needed to find a suitable parking spot.

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Facilities onsite at Prince Alfred Park Sydney Pool 

Toilets: Yes
Shade: Yes. Umbrellas available over viewing platforms.
Enclosed: Yes. Please keep a close eye on little children near the water.
Ground cover: Concrete pathways, grassy field
Food options: Cafe on site.
Water Bubblers: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: No.
Dogs: No

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